Abuja residents panic over bomb scare

Abuja residents were on Thursday thrown into confusion following the alleged bomb scare at Jabi Lake Mall.

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Jabi Lake Mall is a busy area in Abuja that houses Shoprite, Game, and other shops within the area.

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It was learnt that residents and motorists were scared by a suspicious object, alleged to be IED, was found under the bridge near the mall.

The Police, however, dismissed the suspicion of the residents saying that it was just a device being used for the measurement of the volume of water that goes through a pipe.

According to the FCT Command Spokesman, Anjuguri Manzah: “No bomb in Abuja and the residents should not be thrown into any form of panic.

“When we learnt about it, we immediately dispatched Explosive Ordinance Operatives to the area. They cordoned off the area to avoid further panic and it was discovered that the said bomb was just a device used in checking the volume if water that passes through a pipe.

“A company working with one of the ministries was working a project and they left the device there. there is no need for us to panic and the device is not in any way an explosive.

“So, we advise the public to go about their duties without fear as the police is committed to ensuring the security of lives and properties.

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